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Extra Meeting
Wednesday 29 May 2024
Art Inspired by Wine

We are delighted to offer an extra meeting this season on Wednesday 29th May at the Garrison Library. This will be  followed by wine tasting and tapas provided by The Cellar. This will be a real end of season treat. 
Please note the start time of the talk is 7.00pm with drinks from 6.00 pm

Great wine is a work of art.  It produces a harmony of pleasant sensations, which appeal directly to the aesthetic sense, and at the same time sharpens the wit, gladdens the heart and stimulates all that is most generous in human nature. H Warner Allen

In this lively presentation John shares his knowledge and lifelong enthusiasm for wine in general and the huge contribution that ‘wine art’ makes to our colourful world.

Many of today’s imbibers now seek out wine accessories from the past such as corkscrews, bin labels, drinking glasses and bottle tickets to adorn their “cellars”.

There are numerous wonderful paintings of wine being made and wine being drunk in celebration, especially by many of the Impressionists.

Wine or rather the drinking of it also lends itself to wicked and sometimes very funny cartoons. 

Finally, we shall explore wine labels from around the world. Today the high standard of graphic art displayed on wine labels is amazing.  

Formerly a lecturer at the University of Bath where John was Director of Studies in the School of Education with responsibility for the professional development of teachers. He has worked extensively overseas as an educational consultant and this has given him the opportunity to give lectures and presentations at conferences all over the world. Over the last decade he has been a popular speaker on the Arts Society circuit in the UK and Europe as well as a frequent visitor to the societies in Australia and New Zealand. 

In his professional life John has developed a particular interest in presentation skills including the role of pictures in learning and the appropriate use of PowerPoint. This coupled with his ability to relate well to people of all ages and backgrounds makes him an impressive and confident public speaker. All his talks are entertaining, highly informative, very well illustrated and presented with warmth and humour.

This lecture is sponsored by Knightsbridge Incorporations.
Their generosity is much appreciated.

Art Inspired by Wine

Date: 29 May 2024

Time: 6.00 registration and drinks
7.00pm lecture

Followed by  Sherry Tastin and Tapas

Venue: The Garrison Library

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